Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

KING: Comey calling Trump 'crazy' shows we've crossed the line

KING: Comey calling Trump 'crazy' shows we've crossed the line

When asked by Senator Marco Rubio if Comey's firing would impact the investigation, McCabe stated that "you can not stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing: Protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution".

Was Pence that far out of the loop?

The Senate minority leader also asked whether it's true that he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with President Trump with the White House on Monday, a day before Comey was sacked. Trump, these people said, was frustrated with Comey's testimony and the growing Russian Federation investigation scrutiny into his campaign. "The president's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey Tuesday night was a shocking development", Senator Warner, said.

"I think that Comey acted in an outrageous way during the campaign", said Sanders. "He knows better than that". I'm finishing my term, and in terms of what I'm going to do afterwards?

So why did he make the decision?

When confronted with the Trump administration's claim of Comey's unpopularity, Andrew McCabe - who has been the FBI's acting director since the sacking - told the Senate intelligence committee: "That is not accurate". For one thing, waiting an extra day or two would have avoided the ridonkulous optics of firing Comey, raising the spectre of Nixon and generating a Russia storm, only to then welcome Russian Ambassador Sergei Lavrov and former Nixon secretary of state Henry Kissinger to the White House the very next day.

That they went ahead and fired Comey anyway means no one in the West Wing knows the first thing about communications, and no one in the West Wing can reason with the commander-in-chief.

Trump said Comey had given him assurances on three occasions that he was not personally under investigation; twice in phone calls and once in a dinner he had with Comey, in which, according to Trump, the FBI director had made the case to stay on as head of the FBI.

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Several other European leaders, including the prime ministers of Spain, Italy, Greece and Hungary, are also attending the summit. It signed a deal with China on Friday.

That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with USA sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "I said we'll consider it". Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Mark Warner, D-Va., as the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing was coming to its conclusion. When a reporter asked, "Isn't it inappropriate for a president to ask the FBI director directly if he is under investigation?"

But McCabe assured lawmakers he had seen "no effort to impede our investigation to date".

"It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation completely and vigorously", he said.

"I think Director Comey has taken enough actions that call into question his ability to continue to serve credibly", she said during a CNN appearance on January 17.

"No", responded Rosenstein, who took office on April 26 and is overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe.

"The president can fire him for cause and ought to".

Trump advisers said the president met with Rosenstein, as well as Attorney General Sessions, on Monday after learning that they were at the White House for other meetings.

Waters added, "If [Clinton] had won the White House, I believe that, given what he did to her and what he tried to do, she should have fired him".

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